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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Saxifraga lingulata Bell.: PD.11-1980.f.37

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Saxifraga lingulata Bell.


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Bicknell, Peter


Production date: AD 1914

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 278 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Watercolour and graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A great contrast to the / exponent of the latest novelty / were the two labourers who now / appeared. Their business was quar- / riing the rocks, and the first said / "It's not with axe and hammer, / It's not by blows & Knocks, / But it's by perseverance / That we break up the rocks. With aid of frost and raindrops / By our unceasing toil / We break the rock to pieces / And make for all fresh soil." / "Yes, you see", said Mr. Sage / one is bending down to / break up the rock below, and one stands upright to work / at that above. It mus be slow / and hard work indeed, and we / ought all to be very grateful. I / hope they are / well paid."
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Saxifraga / Aizoon Jacq.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.37
Primary reference Number: 43802
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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